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New Literary Agent Alert: Justin Wells of Corvisiero Literary

Justin is looking to represent middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult novels. For middle grade, he is actively seeking fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, adventure, and historical fiction. In young adult, he is seeking fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, adventure, historical fiction, contemporary, and dystopian. Show More Summary

How to Overcome Rejection by 200 Literary Agents (& Still Land a Book Deal)

Loretta Ellsworth shares her story of finding an agent to represent her historical fiction—including rejection by more than 200 literary agents. The post How to Overcome Rejection by 200 Literary Agents (& Still Land a Book Deal) appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

16 Things All Historical Fiction Writers Need to Know

Here are key elements all writers need to know about the wide open category of historical fiction, as told from a literary agent who represents successful historical fiction authors. The post 16 Things All Historical Fiction Writers Need to Know appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Ayers Barnett of Donaghy Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Amanda Ayers Barnett of Donaghy Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About...Show More Summary

In Defense of Milo Yiannopoulos's Book

last weekMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

I’ve been continually shocked by the willingness of many in the publishing industry to stifle Milo Yiannopoulos's opinions, writes Yiannopoulos's literary agent, Thomas Flannery Jr.

New Literary Agent Alert: Michael Caligaris of Holloway Literary

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Michael Caligaris of Holloway Literary) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About Michael: Michael Caligaris has been working in publishing since 2013. Show More Summary

How NOT To Get A Literary Agent (In 20 Simple Steps!)

If you're a mediocre writer and want an agent to sign you....marry one. But if you're a talented writer, all it takes is getting your book into the hands of the right literary agent and BINGO....instant representation! Just don't doShow More Summary

Literary Agents Band Together in Open Call for Work From Muslim Authors

In the relentless wake of Trump’s contested travel ban, nearly 80 literary agents have released an open call to Muslim authors, aiming to “seek out unheard voices so that others can hear them.” From the Huffington Post: “’We all agree that the current political climate demands a need for a greater presence of authors of […]

Dozens Of Literary Agents Release Open Call For Muslim Authors

While President Donald Trump tries to block individuals from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., dozens of book publishers have found a creative way to clap back at Islamophobia. A group of nearly 80 literary agents...Show More Summary

A Day in the Life of a Literary Agent

“There really is no average day in the life of a literary agent,” writes Mark Gottlieb in his attempt to describe an average day in the life of a literary agent. The post A Day in the Life of a Literary Agent appeared first on The Millions.

New Literary Agent Alert: Claire Roberts of Trident Media Group

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Claire Roberts of Trident Media Group) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About Claire:...Show More Summary

5 Tips for Querying & Choosing a Literary Agent

So you’re in the query trenches. You’ve been gritting your teeth through this process for months, weeks, years, millennia, and suddenly, an e-mail comes in with the golden ticket: OFFER OF REPRESENTATION. The call goes beautifully, you are ready to sign. Show More Summary

Successful Query: Whitney Gardner & You’re Welcome, Universe

This post is part of a series called Successful Queries. It features actual query letter examples to literary agents that were successful for authors. In addition to the query letter, you’ll also see the thoughts from the writer’s literary agent as to why the letter worked. Show More Summary

Ex-Literary Agent Val Day Will Take Over As Off-Broadway Artistic Director

Val Day, a former ICM Partners agent in the theatrical literary department, has been named artistic director of 59E59 Theaters, effective May 7.  The highly regarded, 3-theater off-Broadway complex opened in 2004 and has offered adventurous...Show More Summary

Meet the Agent: Helen Adams, Zimmermann Literary

Helen Adams (formerly Zimmermann) got her start in publishing more than 20 years ago: first at Random House—where she became Director of Advertising and Promotion—then as Author Events Director for an independent bookseller, where aspiring writers would often ask her how to get published. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Sarah Bedingfield of Levine Greenberg Rostan

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Sarah Bedingfield of Levine Greenberg Rostan) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. About...Show More Summary

21 Literary Agents Seeking Young Adult Contemporary Fiction NOW

[Intro text will go here.] 1. Lauren Spieller (Triada US Literary Agency) Notes: No specific notes given. How to Submit: Send queries to lauren [at] triadaus.com, and take a look at the agency’s full submission guidelines. 2. Michelle Brower (Aevitas Creative Management) Notes: No specific notes given. Show More Summary

14 Literary Agents Seeking Middle Grade Contemporary Fiction NOW

Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint which agents are open to submissions at any given time. So with that in mind, I’m creating some new vertical lists of agents seeking queries right now, as of early 2017. This list is for contemporary middle grade fiction. Show More Summary

ICM Partners Adds WME Motion Picture Agent Daniel Cohan

Daniel Cohan, who for the past 11 years has worked in WME’s Motion Picture department, has moved to join ICM Partners' Motion Picture Literary department. The agency just announced the hire internally, I’m told. It’s the latest WME agent...Show More Summary

I Am Not Your Negro

2 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

This is the trailer for I Am Not Your Negro, a film that “finishes” a book that writer James Baldwin was working on when he died. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. Show More Summary

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